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Quotes: Reform Critic's Anti-Democratic, Ad Hominem Attacks (Might Be Working)

Non-teachers don’t count (unless they’re Diane Ravitch). Parents’ voices are only permitted so long as they avoid direct challenges to failing schools. - New America's Conor Williams (Campbell Brown Is Getting The Same Treatment Michelle Rhee Got)

NY Times’ Daniel Bergner Gives Diane Ravitch the Dirty F-cking Hippie Treatment

When I first read Daniel Bergner’s puff piece about Eva Moskowitz’s charter chain Success Academies, I just figured it was another garbage piece by a reporter who doesn’t know statistics. This was the part that made me roll my eyes … Continue reading ?

Quotes: From Pariah To Guru

It’s hard to feel like a guru... I’ve been a pariah for so long. - E.D. Hirsch, profiled by Peg Tyre in Politico (along with David Coleman) NB Diane Ravitch was also profiled.

Lunchtime Video: FLA School District Opts Out Of Testing

Via FairTest and Diane Ravitch. Is this really the first time this has ever happened?

Mourning Robin Williams and ‘teacher John Keating’

Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch wrote the following in memory of Robin Williams. By Diane Ravitch We have become accustomed in recent years to seeing films in which teachers are shown as lazy, greedy slugs. This fits nicely with the corporate reform narrative that seeks to strip all honor, dignity, and rights from teachers. […]

Quotes: "No One Can Fire Parents"

Even better would be widespread parent boycotts. No one can fire parents. They have it in their power to pull the plug on this mess. I hope it comes to that. - Diane Ravitch (Pick Your Fights Carefully)

Former California Senator Gloria Romero and Her Unattractive Parent Trigger Law

In a July 21, 2014, opinion piece in the Los Angeles Register, California State Senator Gloria Romero criticizes education historian Diane Ravitch for referring to CNN news anchor Campbell Brown as "a good media figure because of her...Show More Summary

Read Sean Crowley

The following was posted at SM as a comment to the Attacking Diane Ravitch?... post. It is by teacher, Sean Crowley, who blogs at B-LoEdScene: I think to take on St. Diane one must truly be uninvested in the business of advancing one's...Show More Summary

Attacking Diane Ravitch? Or Questions Too Uncomfortable for the Comfortable?

"When Horn read Carroll’s post and realized it provided an opening for him to attack Diane Ravitch, I wonder if he wet himself from glee." --Mercedes Schneider No, Ms. Schneider, I did not wet myself from glee when I read Kathleen Carroll's...Show More Summary

Five Best Blogs & Tweets: Beyond "Subprime Learning"

4 House and Senate Campaigns with Strong Education Angles - @PoliticsK12 A Mantra for K-12 Philanthropy: First, Do No Harm… @rhess99 The Movement to Stop Test Mania Continues | Diane Ravitch's blog...Show More Summary

Ravitch Lashes Out at Union Misleadership Critique

"Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. Spark is fine, as long as it's contained."--President Snow, The Hunger Games When Diane Ravitch spoke at the National Association of School Psychologists in February 2012, her hefty speaking fee was paid for by none other than Pearson. Show More Summary

#WARONWOMEN: Diane Ravitch: Campbell Brown Shouldn’t Worry Her Pretty Little Head About Education…

#WARONWOMEN: Diane Ravitch: Campbell Brown Shouldn’t Worry Her Pretty Little Head About Education Policy. “Paul Farhi profiles Campbell Brown, the former CNN anchor turned education-reform activist, who is working to end strict teacher tenure protections. Show More Summary

Demagoguing Feminism for Fun and Profit

This morning we're all treated to a feminist screed by John Chait about some comments Diane Ravitch made about Campbell Brown. If you're surprised that someone like Chait should suddenly wrap himself in the mantle of feminism and set himself up as judge and jury as to who's a good feminist and who's not, don't be. Because that demagogue party is just getting started.

Nine Stories About Teachers’ Unions I Didn’t Write Last Week

I’m taking an early weekend, so here are stories that other people wrote last week about teachers’ unions and the NEA convention. “John Stocks Gets Angry at the NEA convention” - Diane Ravitch. “When you dare not say the name of your oppressor, you show weakness and fear at a time when courage and fortitude […]

Ravitch Waves Goodbye to Common Core "Testing" and Throws Kisses to Dennis and Randi

I read both of Diane Ravitch's books that she wrote after her conversion experience and subsequent surrender of her honored chair with the boys at Hoover/Koret/Fordham, and I kept looking to find out the real history of American corporate education reform, the one that Diane had ignored in every one of her books prior to her conversion. Show More Summary

Jersey Jazzman Joins the Honor Roll as a Hero of American Education

I know Jersey Jazzman, who posts both here and at his own highly-regarded blog, doesn't have it in him to trumpet this honor from Diane Ravitch. So I will. I doubt Ravitch - education policy analyst, champion of public schooling, U.S. Show More Summary

Diane Ravitch's Mutating Common Core Positions

As the opposition to Common Core has spread and deepened, Diane Ravitch's position has undergone a strange metamorphosis. She had this to say at Huffington Post on March 24 in a piece entitled "The Fatal Flaw of the Common Core Standards:"....The...Show More Summary

Why Defeat of the Common Core Would Represent a Major Victory for Education

A post by Diane Ravitch yesterday leaves the soured impression that beating back the Common Core would be no major victory for those opposed to corporate education reform. Her reasoning? By ending Common Core, we would still have a terribly flawed system based on test and punish and ignoring poverty, so Common Core or local core--who cares. Show More Summary

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